Vaccine Violence

The pandemic continues to test our society in unprecedented ways, affecting mental health, our safety and sense of security. Recently, the newest crisis faced by our healthcare community and hospitals, is not that of the virus itself, but rather the increasing harassment, threats, and violence at the hands of anti-vaxxers and those opposing public health […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This past week, the CRTO staff and Council Members participated in Indigenous Corporate training, ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This interactive presentation provided a safe space to learn and dialogue, as we listened to our speaker tell truths and history from his past, and those of the 605 First Nations, Métis, […]

Vaccination Disclosure? A question of many questions

As a follow up to June’s blog regarding mandatory vaccinations, the question arises whether a healthcare worker should be required to declare their vaccination status to their employers or to their patients.  Currently, vaccination disclosure is generally not required, primarily due to privacy rights.  However, it certainly does pose many ethical concerns, and one that […]

Mandatory Vaccinations

Can Employers Mandate the Covid Vaccine? In a Canadian Medical Association Journal article published this year (link to full document below), the topic of mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers was examined.  In many US states, employers have initiated policy that requires their employees to be immunized against the Covid virus, with the penalty of suspension […]

Physician Assistants as Physician Extenders

The requirement for trained healthcare professionals increases as the pandemic continues to cause overcapacity in hospitals, and as a result, the Ministry of Health is proposing new legislation to support patient care.  The “Advancing Oversight and Planning in Ontario’s Health System Act, 2021 will include many initiatives, including increased funding for community care, increased scope […]

Don’t Take a Selfie

With healthcare workers now becoming vaccinated against Covid-19, we see many of these memorable moments posted on social media, through “vaccine selfies”.  Pictures of band aids, masked smiles and vaccination records reflect celebration and relief, after the culmination of an incredibly long and difficult year.  If you post on public platforms, it is important to […]